||With his response to Sept. 11, Bruce Springsteen rises above the pack.
Finding art among the ruins
Songwriters have responded to the terrorist attacks in a number of ways, some thoughtful, some hokey. Bruce Springsteen's The Rising, though not a masterpiece, is eloquent and provocative.
A Bond to match Sean Connery
Pierce Brosnan is dashing and deadly, finally meeting the gold standard. And director Lee Tamahori detours from convention, taking the franchise up a notch in Die Another Day.
A much better day
With Ice Cube as screenwriter and star, this third installment of Friday flicks is well-rounded with touches of humanity and flair.
Family movie guide
The Family Movie Guide should be used along with the Motion Picture Association of America rating system for selecting movies suitable for children.
A sugarless look at '50s angst
Far From Heaven boldly turns the spotlight on homosexuality and race relations in the 1950s -- and succeeds despite a timid ending.
Top 5 movies
1. Bowling for Columbine -- America's best cinematic muckraker, Michael Moore, takes aim at the nation's passion for gun ownership and its tragic knack for using them badly. Moore isn't always a straight shooter, but his film is a fascinating starting point for debate.
Of people and primates
A promising debut
Rewind: Hollywood's ex-power couple
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's life together often overshadowed their movies, some of which were good and some forgettable.
New releases: Let the 'Sunshine' in
Sunshine State (PG-13)
DVD: 'Glengarry' set has strong selling points
Glengarry Glen Ross (10 Year Anniversary Special Edition)
Clearance sale for collectors
When Graphicstudio opens its print inventory to public sale, the low cost of high artistry is difficult for many collectors to resist.
Art: upcoming events
At the museums
Art: hot ticket
The spirit moves him
Michael Hayes has caught 26 of the 29 Springsteen concerts on the latest tour. As the diehard fan puts it: "This is my church."
Pop: ticket window
Florida Hip Hop Festival -- 1 p.m. Nov. 29, Manatee Civic Center, Palmetto. $15.
Pop: hot ticket
The sounds of the string man
Team pop trivia
This week's winner: Rich Bove of Tampa (who has played Team Pop Trivia for ages and has finally been randomly drawn!) knew that punker Patti Smith covered The Byrds' So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star and that years later, U2 covered Smith's Dancing Barefoot. Way to go, Rich!
Getaway: down the road
Events to watch for; details in future editions of Weekend.
Getaway: hot ticket
Weekend events that float your boat
So new in SoHo
Two South Howard fixtures remake themselves, adding new life to the restaurant scene.
History of cereal -- 7 p.m. today, Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Free talk. (727) 443-6703.
A spectacle in red and green
The Show Palace Dinner Theatre's holiday show mixes singing and dancing with light-heartedness and solemnity.
Stage: down the road
Story -- American Stage presents A Christmas Story, based on writings of Jean Shepherd, on Dec. 6-22 at the Canterbury School. $7-$15.
Partners in harmony
Irish Tenors will perform a medley of songs fit for the season.
Stage: hot ticket
Operatic match made in heaven